Nandita Roy (born April 3, 1955) is an Indian filmmaker and screenwriter. She made her directorial debut with the film Icche (2011) along with her co-director Shiboprosad Mukherjee. The two have also directed Accident, Muktodhara, Alik Sukh, Ramdhanu, Bela Seshe, Haami, Praktan , Posto (film), Konntho, Gotro.[1][2] She has been a part of several projects and has worked with many renowned directors.

Nandita Roy
Born (1955-04-03) 3 April 1955 (age 67)
Bombay, India
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter

Early lifeEdit

Nandita Roy was born on April 3, 1955 in Mumbai.[3] She attended high school at St. Joseph's Convent High School in the suburb of Vile Parle, and is an economics graduate of Parle College. She began work as a primary schoolteacher in St. Joseph's Convent. She later studied for her postgrad in economics from University of Mumbai, Kalina. She married Nitish Roy in 1977. Currently she lives in Kolkata, India with her family.


Roy began her professional career in 1978, as a glove-puppet operator and co-director on Agadoom-Bagadoom, a short puppet film for children. Through the 1980s and 1990s, Roy built up a broad resume in various films, working as an assistant editor, assistant director, set dresser, research assistant, and scriptwriter, learning many sides of the business.

Roy moved to television[when?] and became responsible for ETV Network's first nonfiction and fiction production house, and was the creative and administrative manager of their Bengali-language channel. She created 19 original nonfiction programs for the network, including the first Bengali women's magazine program, Sreemoti. Roy also started a series of one-hour television films by well-known directors.

Roy started Windows Productions with Shiboprosad Mukherjee.[when?][4] Together they produced programs for many channels:

  • Tara Bangla – Benudir Ranna Ghar, Ki Chai Aaj Ke Taka Na Sona
  • Zee Bangla – Naari, Kaane Kaane, Ilish E Parbon, Oder Bolte Dao, Shanai, Bangla Bolche, Cadre No. 1
  • E-TV Bangla – Ritur Mela Jhoom Tara Ra Ra, Aajker Mushkil Assan, Pujor Caravan, Pochishe Baisakh (Anondo Dhwani Jagao Gagane), Modhukar Manjiro Baje, Chandalika (dance drama), Shyama (dance drama), Shapmochan (dance drama), Mayar Khela (dance drama), Mahanayika (live event), Megastar, Saath pake bandha, Ebong Rituporno, Jobab chai jobab dao, Saaf Kotha, Janata Express, Barishaler Bor Kolkatar kone, Prothoma
  • E-TV Bihar, UP, MP, Rajasthan – Koi Kisise Kam Nahin, Galiyon Ka Raja
  • Aakash Bangla – Swarga Live, Siddhel Chor, Kailash Prem, Swapno Sundari
  • Tara Muzik – Anjali, Gitanjali, Gitobitan, Ganer Tori, Cholti Haoa, World of DJs, Dhitang Dhitang Bole, Cinemar Gaan
  • N-TV (Bangladesh) – Ke Korbe Baaji Maat
  • Channel–I (Bangladesh) – Modhukar Manjiro Baje, music videos
  • 24 Ghanta – Aajker Naari
  • Doordarshan Kendra–Kolkata – Bouma, Dakbabu
  • Rupashi Bangla – Dance pe chance (season 1 and 2)

Filmography as director and screenplay writerEdit

Filmography as director and screenplay writer[5]
Release date Title CBFC rating Producer
2018 Haami U Windows Productions
15 July 2011 Icche U Vignesh Films
30 September 2011 Hello Memshaheb U/A Arijit Biswas
3 August 2012 Muktodhara U/A Bachchu Biswas
28 September 2012 Accident A Kaustav Ray
19 July 2013 Alik Sukh U Windows Production
6 June 2014 Ramdhanu U Windows Production
1 May 2015 Bela Seshe U Atanu Raychaudhuri, Probhat Roy, M.K. Media and Windows
27 May 2016 Praktan U/A Atanu Raychaudhuri, Probhat Roy, Windows Production House
May 2017 Posto U Windows Production

Praktan was the highest-grossing Bengali film of 2016 and swept the West Bengal Film Journalist Awards including Most Popular Film.[6] Bela Seshe and Icche also had highly-successful theatrical runs of 250 and 125 days, respectively. Many of her films met with critical acclaim. Icche was screened at the Indian Panorama Film Festival, Accident was selected for the International Film Festival of Kerala, and Alik Sukh premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The National Film Archive of India accepted Icche as part of their collection for cultural and educational purposes. Icche, Muktodhara and Ramdhanu were included in the BEd curriculum of Visva-Bharati University. Icche and Muktodhara have also been used by the Certificate Course on Legal and Psychological Counselling for Women in Distress.



  1. ^ Swati Sengupta (1 March 2014). "Director duo Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee: Rooted in reality". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Tollywood". The Telegraph. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Nandita Roy". IMDb. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Meet Our Producers". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Nandita Roy". IMDb.
  6. ^ Kumar, S. "WBFJA 2016 Award Winner Names | List of All WBFJA 2016 Award Winners of Bengali Film Industry". Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  7. ^ Kumar, S. "Anandalok Award Winners 2012 – Who wins Anandalok Puraskar of Bengali TV & Films".
  8. ^ Filmfare Awards East
  9. ^ "Praktan gets Highest Grossing Movie award - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 March 2017.

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